Lemon Blueberry Cornmeal Butter Cake

Blueberry Lemon Cornmeal Butter Cake-6

Lemon + Blueberry is one of my favorite summer flavor combinations, and they come together beautifully in this awesome brunch cake! I love the texture that the cornmeal imparts on this, and can’t wait to have a piece with a hot cup of coffee this morning.  I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of…

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Rainier Cherry Pastry

Rainier Cherry Pastry

Rainier Cherry Pastry is a perfect way to use up those in-season cherries! If you’ve never tried Rainiers – get thee to the store RIGHT NOW because they won’t be around long. They are my FAVORITE fruit, and a big reason why I LOVE the Pacific Northwest. This dessert is super easy. The hardest part…

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Sesame Shrimp Stir Fry

Sesame Shrimp Stir Fry

Rice noodles are kind of like my new favorite thing, and this recipe for sesame shrimp stir fry is my favorite version of all. Its sweet and salty and packed with flavor. Add whatever vegetables you’ve got fresh from the garden, or whatever you happen to have in the fridge. My personal favorites are cabbage…

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BLT Bucatini Pasta Salad

BLT Bucatini

BLT Bucatini pasta salad is a nice change in your summer pasta salad rotation! Filled with bacon, lettuce (or spinach, in this case), tomato, and a quick and easy sundried tomato sauce, its full of flavor and feeds a crowd! Can you tell I’m on a major pasta salad kick lately? No? I’ve posted several…

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Strawberry Lemon Daiquiri

Strawberry Lemon Daiquiri

Are you feeling the heat this week? Thirsty? I sure was, and this homemade strawberry lemon daiquiri really hit the spot yesterday. Its filled with strawberries and little else. Besides rum, that is. And some lemon juice and simple syrup. Read on for the recipe, and enjoy your holiday weekend! All you really need for…

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Very Berry Summer Spritzer

Very Berry Summer Spritzer-1

This little cocktail skyrocketed its way into my summer heart. Its the perfect sipping drink to sit out on the porch and enjoy while you watch the munchkins run around in the sprinkler, or to just enjoy some sunshine and quiet.  This very berry summer spritzer is bursting with berries, with a splash of fizz and…

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Grilled Vegetable Pasta Salad

Grilled Vegetable Pasta Salad

Grilled vegetable pasta salad is packed with veggies, had loads of fresh basil and parmesan cheese, and is topped with a tangy Northern Italian dressing. Customize it with your favorite summer vegetables, or add some rotisserie chicken to make this into a meal.   This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign…

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